I was at a funeral the day I realized
I wanted to spend my life with you
Sitting doen on the steps at the old post office
The flag was flying at half-mast
And I was thinkin' 'bout how everyone is dying
And maybe it's time to live

I don't know where we're going
I don't know what we'll do

Walked in to the Thrif-tee
Saw the man with the hollow eyes who didn't give me all the change
But it didn't bother me this time 'cause I know I've only got this moment
I went to the gas station
Old woman honked her horn
Waiting for me to fix her car

I don't know where we're going
I don't know what we'll do

Laying in bed tonight I was thinking
And listening to all the dogs
And the sirens and the shots
And how a careful man tries
To dodge the bullets
While a happy man takes a walk

And maybe it's time to live

Lyrics submitted by mayfly1890, edited by xdxviousx, MedinaSod

P.S. You Rock My World Lyrics as written by Mark O. Everett

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  • +5
    General CommentI think it important that this song is at the very end of the cd. After the rest of the album plays out his grief, this song is hopeful that life can go on. It is hard to allow yourself love and happiness when you are in mourning, and this song catches the moments of him realizing that at some point you have to move on- because the whole world doesn't stop for your pain.

    "And maybe it's time to live" --- The final lines of the cd... No matter how much pain you are it, and how much you want it to all be over, at some point you have to decide to live- not just exist.
    loreleirosellaon March 18, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSuch a beautiful song, easily one of E's best. Electro-Shock Blues is such a sad album, this song is a nice glimmer of hope at the end.
    Mentzibiadeson June 13, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI feel strongly about this one.
    giving me chills all over. a simple quiet song yet just feel the lyrics and listen to that elevating music, the strength that E gives away is incredible
    really One of the songs full of humanity I consider the most beautiful ever.
    naivadaon July 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt's the sound of coming out of a depression.
    ikickedagirlon December 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is probably the best song Eels have, and one of the best and most beautiful songs ever written to date.

    E is a true poet, his closing lyrics "How a careful man tries to dodge the bullets, while a happy man takes a walk" - He can say so much by saying so little. I want this played at my funeral.
    JAStewarton July 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs there a digitized voice saying "8:30" during the fade out?
    nicodemusatrophyon October 13, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYa i hear a quack quack sound. Strange. Lovely song.
    Squirt_gunon March 01, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a good song to listen to after an actual funeral, i must say
    ireallylikebagelson March 18, 2013   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationThis song struck a chord with me, and I've used it as a template for life since I heard it over 14 years ago.

    "a careful man tries to dodge the bullets,
    while a happy man takes a walk"
    bassdropon February 15, 2015   Link

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